Provence Marinaside

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COZY. WARM. DELICIOUS.


Nestled beside False Creek in the heart
of Yaletown, Provence Marinaside offers
Vancouver’s most delicious, social, and
refined dining experience.Award winning
wine list with over 100 wines by the glass,
and extensive reserve wine list. A visit to
the South of France without the jet lag.

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B
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional service from all of the serving team
Clams in a fresh broth including Hariissa were unique and delicious
Prawn and Scallop carpaccio melted in your mouth
Prawns Provençal were fresh full of flavour, resting on top of very fine zucchini spirals and textured rice in a wonderful sauce is a new favourite
We enjoyed our dining experience and will be back soon

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Visited here last night and very disappointed for what is supposed to be a high end restaurant in Yaletown. Had booked a table and asked for a window seat. (My family member has bad anxiety and does not like sitting in the middle of a crowded restaurant. When we arrived were told by member of staff that they cannot guarantee that. (Just wished they had phoned in advance to let me know and I would have cancelled) Finally got a seat on the patio and had about 6 different servers - with one not remembering what we had asked the other one for). I thought all tables had a white table cloth on....ours did not and it felt like sitting in Macdonalds with the cutlery and plates clanging on the table. Lady at the front desk very rude and does not handle situations well
Just an overall bad experience and would not go back, felt like a second class citizen.

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D
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a treat to come and dine here whether lunch or dinner

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TJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food as always. Location is very nice. Service was attentive. Hope to dine again soon.

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K
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

went there for the special Spot Prawns Menu. While the Spot Prawn And Scallop carpaccio was outstanding, the Spot Prawn Pasta not so much. Last year we did the same and it was 6 jumbo size prawns that were very tasty and succulent, but this year was 8 medium size prawns which are no were near the quality that it used to be. In fact, 3 out of the 8 prawns the tail meat were mushy, indicating the prawns were not fresh. It was all about the same for the 3 main courses on the table, including the extra 1/2 lb side order.
Having said that, i have to give complement to the waitress who is very attentive and friendly.
On the side note, when will this place going to offer some knockout desserts. While $6 a dessert is unreally inexpensive, but it tastes like a $6 dessert if u know what i meant. I wouldn’t mind for double the price but something much better. All good meal deserves a fantastic finish.

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic! The seafood was fresh and perfectly seasoned. The oysters were outstanding and perfectly shucked. The servers were kind, sweet, and very helpful. Lovely sense of humour and easy to approach.

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MC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great experience hosting some clients. I would recommend it for welcoming guests to the West Coast!

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WC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We really like the music on Wednesday nights but it's unfortunate it is so far from the wine bar. We found the noise level to be quite a challenge, just loud talking and people not being considerate for those around them.

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GK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly and welcoming service! My girlfriend and I had a blast dining here! The food was perfectly cooked and well seasoned! Caught me by surprise by there amuse bouch soup shooter when seated. That was a nice touch to start our dining experience. We cannot wait to return. Thank you guys for making my girlfriend's birthday a special one!

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you Gordon for taking the time to share your fabulous comments with us. We so appreciate when guests choose to share the special moments of life with us. We hope to have you with us again soon! Cheers, Lisa

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G
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Flawless. Looking out st the marina, live but not intrusive jazz and wonderful food— what else could better? The menu offers a wide variety of well prepared seafood but also choices for carnivores. Appetizers also were wonderful an seasonal. I had the presses melon salad which was a refreshing start. It would also be a good choice between an entrée and dessert. Oh- and have dessert.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you! How wonderful to start my day by reading this. We hope to have you with us soon. Cheers, Lisa

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LB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was absolutely phenomenal and the presentation was just beautiful! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely come back. Thank you!!

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your lovely comments with us. We love hearing feedback from our guests. We hope to have the pleasure of having you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great and food fantastic. Our waiter Aaron was amazing.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you! We think that Aaron is pretty special too... Hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Great selection of fresh seafood in a beautiful modern clean setting. Lovely servers and people. We had a wonderful, relaxing Sunday evening there

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you Lucy. We strive daily to offer the freshest food that we can and are so fortunate to have the wonderful staff that we do. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your lovely words with us. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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KU
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Food was the worst, no flavour too pricy for such basic food

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hello Kaiya, I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your meal and wish that we knew more about what you had so that we could investigate this for you. Please email me at inf@provencemarinaside.ca if you would like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Lisa Baldwin

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FF
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. Came here twice and always had a good time!

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you Fifi! Hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was a first date and was an overall positive experience.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 2, 2019

So happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The service was good and the salad was good until the entree. The seafood was a bit undercook and fishy. We had stomach ache after dinner.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 2, 2019

Hello Meme, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed most of your time with us and wish that we had known while you were here that the entree was not to your liking. We strive to offer the best we can every day. The chef does serve a couple seafood dishes medium rare, as is stated on our menu, but we can always adjust the cooking time to suit any guest preference. Please email me info@provencemarinaside if you would like to discuss this further. We hope to have you with us again. Kind regards, Lisa

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r
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A friend found this place for us, and it was wonderful. This was the best bouillabaisse I have ever eaten: amazing rich seafood flavor for the broth. The halibut and seared tuna dishes were perfectly cooked. Nothing was over-cooked or under-cooked, of either the seafood or the veggies. Wonderful wine list, lots of BC options. The one drawback of the venue is that it is quite noisy, hard for 5 of us to have a conversation across the table. And I would still go, for the food.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 2, 2019

This makes my day! Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us, I will make sure that the chef reads this. We hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa

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PS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As always, a delicious enjoyable lunch. Well done!

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thanks Pamela! We love hearing such nice comments from our wonderful guests. See you for lunch again soon I hope. Cheers, Lisa

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L
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were given a quiet secluded table by the window and our anniversary was acknowledged right away. The waiter was kind and most attentive and food was delicious. We were the last ones to leave that evening but no one was hovering.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us! We love sharing in all the moments that make life special and hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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RE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very good service in a restaurant with an imaginative approach to seafood. Modern ambience, but a lower volume of background music (or no music!) would be welcome.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you Richard for taking the time to share your comments with us. We love the feedback that we receive from all of our guests as we continue striving to be our best. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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D
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food was lack lustre and expensive for what it was. Foccacia and fried were delish but that Bamboo rice with lobster and crab was awful. Thin watery weird sauce with minuscule flakes of crab and lobster.
What a joke. Beef filet was also tiny but cooked as ordered. Caesar and Moscow Mule cocktails also disappointing. Both had an overabundance of ice which left room for a tiny bit of drink only. Too small of a glass as well. Never recommend.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 2, 2019

We so wish that you had spoken to a member of our management team about your displeasure with your dinner. This is certainly not the type of comments we like to read. Please email me at info@provencemarinaside if you would like to discuss this further. I would like to hear more so that I can investigate what went so wrong for you. Kind regards, Lisa

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SC
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Service was great, food was good, duck was a little salty

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SB
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The bouillabaisse is delicious! Try it! It feels like you are having a time travel experience to “le port de Marseille”

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 2, 2019

Hello Suze, I love your creativity and so enjoy being transported to Marseille through the Bouillabaise as well... no jet lag on this trip! We hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

20th wedding anniversary

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WH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A very enjoyable dining experience with nice live jazz. Food was delicious.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you Wesley! We have live jazz every Wednesday and hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa

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JW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was our 40th wedding anniversary and our server was very kind and arranged for a complimentary plate of deserts for us, with lettering on it. All the servers and staff were great, would definitely go back.
Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday party

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VS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were seated in the quieter part of the restaurant which was perfect,

Our waiter was very polite, new what to recommend.

Food was excellent

The April fish selection turned out to be a perfect one.

The sable fish - to die for

Thanks

Provence Marinaside
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you Varda, It is wonderful to receive such lovely comments from our guests. We start each day wanting to share our love of food and wine with our guests and are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Guessed it is a weekend Saturday evening.... but there is no prestation for the apptz or main course. escargot and frog legs $17, like some small dark p00p with the white frog legs tossing on the plate ; and the mussels and the calamari was over done.
Only highlight were 1) the Martini's drinks and 2) The "braised Leeks" that comes with Sablefish was good..(fish little over done).. Go there for drinks and do not expect Great courses you will be fine.
3) The waiter, he was wonderful.
We should have gone to Bishop's instead. ;-(

Provence Marinaside
Responded on April 9, 2019

Hi I was very sad to read your comments. We do our best every day of the week to ensure a wonderful dining experience for all our guests and we are so sorry that you did not enjoy your dinner. I have never heard escargot described the way you worded it, but despite the look they are tasty. We wish that we had known that the meals were not cooked as you wished so that we could have remedied that for you. Please accept our apologies. We hope that you will return for a tasty martini. Regards, Lisa

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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and attentive service and great simple food.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on April 7, 2019

Thank you! We love hearing comments like this. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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CH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Personable service, excellent food, great ambiance. We went here to celebrate an anniversary and they gifted us with complementary champagne which was a nice treat on top of the already wonderful food.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on April 7, 2019

Hello Charlene, We love sharing great food and creating memories with our wonderful guests. Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. We hope to have you with us again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome! Not busy for brunch. We sat on the patio and the warm sun, delicious food, mimosas, and of course the beautiful view made everything perfect. Will certainly be back.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on April 7, 2019

Thank you! We are so looking forward to more warm sunny patio days this spring and summer. Glad to hear that you will be back soon, we will have the mimosas ready. Cheers, Lisa

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went the first time, with a good friend... It was so good.
Before we left Vancouver I HAD to take my Wife...
2x in 1 week. That good..

Provence Marinaside
Responded on April 7, 2019

Wow! thank you so much for sharing your kind words with us. We love hearing from our guests and hope to have you with us in Vancouver again soon. Kind regards, Lisa

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c
Edmonton
26 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mushroom ravioli if you aren't on a diet...worth it even if you are! Steaks always perfect, chicken is awesome. Staff are very knowledgeable about the food and wines.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on March 28, 2019

Hello, The ravioli is amazing and worth every calorie! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Kind regards, Lisa

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BG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of my favourite places anywhere, one that can be relied on for terrific food and an excellent wine list, as well as an outstanding ambience.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on March 27, 2019

Thank you Brian! We feel so very fortunate to have so many wonderful guests who return over and over and continue to keep us excited to work in this great industry. We hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa

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OT
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday. Unfortunately when our wait person opened our bottle of Champagne the bottle exploded and it was raining Champagne all over us and across the restaurant. What a shock. Not the wait persons’s fault at all. The only other thing that was not great was that the crust for the lemon tart was not cooked and tasted raw. Otherwise the food was very good.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on March 28, 2019

That was certainly a new one for us too! We are so happy that you enjoyed your celebration with us! We will tell the chef to watch the consistency of the lemon tart which is usually so good. We hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa Baldwin

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AM
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Ordered the fish trio which included Ahi Tuna. The Ahi Tuna was over cooked when it should of been raw in the centre. Advised the waiter who was very good and had it re-cooked. The Ahi Tuna came back seared correctly on the outside raw in the centre but stone cold. At that point I decided not to complain again and just not come back.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on March 27, 2019

Hello Anna, I am so sorry to hear that your tuna was not cooked the way it should be. As a tuna lover I totally understand your issue. We wish that we could have another opportunity to show you the dish as it is intended to be served. We hope to have you with us again. Please email me at info@provencemarinaside.ca if you would like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Lisa Baldwin

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spent our anniversary here (it was where we went for our first date). Had great meal, baguette with burbon butter is amazing. Chef brought out a couple pastries for our anniversary which was nice.

Provence Marinaside
Responded on March 28, 2019

We are so happy to hear that we are included in your celebrations and memories! We love hearing stories like this... the years have been good. Wishing you many happy years together! We hope to have you with us again soon. Cheers, Lisa

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a
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently good experience. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

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